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Namma Metro Not to Have ‘Women’ Coach Till 2019

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Going by the move of BMRCL, the assured coach for women employees will be made available only in 2019 when BEML supplies the 150 coaches in the next two years. Bengaluru development minister K J George in a reply to Shadakshari, MLA from Tiptur, said, “At present, the metro trains are operated with three coaches. Once six-coach trains become operational, ...

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Karnataka Schools Closed to Mourn Minister’s Death

Following the death of Minister for Cooperation and Sugar H.S. Mahadeva Prasad, the state government declared a holiday on Tuesday but many schools were already opened, making it defunct. There was considerable confusion among the schools as the government declared holiday on Tuesday itself after finding the minister dead in a resort room near Chikkaballapur in the morning around 8:30 ...

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Bangalore’s Namma Metro Status: Stand-Alone Stations in Jaya Nagar, JP Nagar Await Elusive Connection

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It is ironic but the fully-built Bangalore Metro stations in North-South Corridor by Namma Metro are delayed beyond the schedule as usual. The residents and travellers in these roads have patiently took it on their stride to circumvent the millions of road-blocks and delays for the last five years but still they have to wait for few more months before ...

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BMTC Bus Strike: Many Schools to Open Tomorrow

As Karnataka is beset with transport strike for over three days with no signs of relief, many schools have decided to go ahead and open on Thursday. Even the deputy commissioners who issue holiday have decided to let schools open and see the situation. [FLASH: Bus strike Ends, Schools to Open Tomorrow] To begin with many Bangalore schools with their ...

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BMTC Strike Not Called Off, Some Schools Opt for Holiday, Others to Open

The ongoing BMTC, KSRTC and other RTC unions continuing their two-day strike into an indefinite strike, the government tried to push the trainees and mechanical engineers to run some skeletal bus service with no relief for commuters. Many schools have taken pre-emptive action declaring a third day holiday on Wednesday too. While many office-goers are given the option to work ...

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Tilted Trains to Run on Bangalore-Mysore Stretch in 90 Mts Soon

If the ongoing trial of tilted trains or light-weight trains of Spanish company Talgo is successful, it would be introduced on the stretch between Bangalore and Mysore, brining down the travel time from 3 hours to half of it at 90 minutes, said Railways minister. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the train clocked 180 kmph in ...

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Namma Metro East West Corridor Opening Delayed to April Now

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With the work on Kempegowda Interchange metro station at Majestic almost completed, officials of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) said the inspection team will visit for clearance of safety on Friday, March 25, which means a dealy of one more month. Once the safety clearance is granted by the Commissioner for Railway Safety, the new corridor connecting Byappanahalli to ...

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Minister Appeals Trade Unions Not to Hold Bandh, Assures Action on 9 Out of 12 Demands

Union Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya has appealed trade unions, which have called for a nation-wide bandh tomorrow to reconsider their decision as the government is working on 9 of their 12 demands seriously. He has reiterated the government assurance to consult trade unions while taking Labour Law reforms. His earlier appeal was sent out on August 27. In his letter ...

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Harsha Vardhan Pitches for Technology for Common Man; Here’s How it Can be Done

Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harsha Vardhan has brought home the major point of debate in the country aimed at bringing technology to the precincts of a common man in each of state-funded laboratory in India. The minister who visted Bangalore’s Raman Research Institute on Friday said the results of the scientific research should reach the people bridging ...

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Foxconn to Invest $5 Billion in India, to Match China Factories in Production

Riding on high turnout in China, thanks to iPhone boom for over a decade, Foxconn is now eyeing Indian manufacturing base to be set up at about $5 billion (Rs.6,300 crore), including a research and development facility in Maharashtra. Subash Desai, Maharashtra’s industries minister, said the largest electronics centre in India would provide jobs to about 50,000 employees and an ...

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ISRO Commercial Arm Antrix Registers Profit Worth Rs.205 Crore

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been increasingly undertaking foreign space missions and space contracts though the profit range is not as high as expected due to the cost of production involved. Going by its net profit figures given by the minister in parliament, it is in the same range as last year. ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix is responsible for ...

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Jharkhand Education Minister ‘Pays Respect’ to Former President APJ Abdul Kalam

In a major goof-up, Bjp-led Jharkhand State Education Minister Neera Yadav was found paying homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s photo in Kodarma. She was seen applying kumkum on the photo and giving floral tribute, which according to Hindu tradition is done to pay respect to a person after his death. Ms Neera Yadav (BJP), Education minister (Jharkhand), offering ...

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JP Nadda pays surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital, reviews Dengue preparedness

Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday made a surprise visit of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi to review its preparedness for Dengue and instructed the officials to ensure enough availability of platelets for dengue patients. The Health Minister expressed satisfaction regarding the preparation and availability of platelets/blood at the hospital and met representatives from some prominent NGOs in ...

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Minister Promises Action in Maggi Masala MSG Controversy

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has finally stepped into the issue of the alleged presence of “higher” level of lead and a MSG in Nestle’s Maggi Masala noodles. The reports of higher monosodium glutamate (MSG) found in Nestle’s Maggi noodles is already under scrutiny in several states such as UP and Maharashtra. “We will look into ...

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ISRO All Set to Launch Re-usable Space Shuttle to Minimise Cost of Future Launches

Indian space agency ISRO is gearing up to give final touches to a re-usable space shuttle to be launched in July, riding high on its successful re-entry capsule experiment in December 2014. “A small aeroplane-shaped vehicle would be launched from here (Sriharikota) sometime during the second half of July,” confirmed Satish Dhawan Space Centre director M Y S Prasad in ...

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India Pavilion at Cannes Kicked Off; Katrina, Aishwarya, Sonam Grace Red Carpet

India’s Information and Broadcasting state minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday inaugurated the India Pavilion at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival in France trying to make government campaigns like ‘Make In India’ and ‘Skill India’ relevant. For these campaigns the film industry is an important avenue where potential towards job creation exists, said Rathore. “India has already signed co-production ...

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Earth Day: India can show how to mitigate climate change, says PM Modi

Despite repeated assurances, India is coming under radar over its contributions to the Green Fund and following US ambassador Richard Verma’s veiled ‘caution’ that the world is “watching India”, India responded today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India can show the way to the world in mitigating climate change, reiterating its demand that the developed world should pay ...

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One Rank One Pension Scheme Accepted but Legalities Pending: Minister

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, said defence minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration, the financial implication need to be calculated, once the modalities ...

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ISRO to Build 3rd Launch Pad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh

Indian space agency ISRO will build its third rocket launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, informed Minister Jitendra Singh today. In a written reply to a star question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said: “Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) proposes to set up a new launch pad, ...

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No Ban on Old Vehicles of 15 Years, says Minister

Though the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ordered banning more than 15 years old vehicles in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said it has examined the order and decided to make the certificate of fitness of vehicle mandatory under Section 56 of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, with regular checks. However, the Ministry rejected the recommendation to ...

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